The Dolby Institute has partnered with the AES Educational Foundation to offer the Dolby Institute Scholarship, awarded to an international graduate student member of AES with an interest in content creation and the study of the science of sight and sound.
The inaugural Dolby Institute Scholar for 2019 is Peng Huang, who is working to earn an MA in audio sciences at Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. He also has a BA from Peabody.
After completing an undergraduate in China, Peng served as a freelance engineer and won six CSMPTE Sound Academy Awards. He has a keen interest in audio science.
Founded in 1965, Dolby Laboratories’ most recent technological advancements include Dolby Atmos, which aims to put sounds in precise locations within a room so the sound mimics the location of the related action, and Dolby Vision, which is designed to expand the colors used and the contrast range to improve the way a picture looks on any screen.
The Audio Engineering Society Educational Foundation, through efforts like the newly established Dolby Institute Scholarship, is dedicated to encouraging the entry of talented students into the profession of audio engineering. Since its establishment in 1984, the Foundation has awarded grants for graduate studies to hundreds of exceptional applicants, worldwide, many of whom have gone on to prominent and successful careers in the industry.
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